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This Weekend in the River Valley

Shannon Foster

Shannon Foster may be somewhat new to the team, but she is by no means a real estate rookie!  A long term resident of the River Valley, in 2014 S...

Shannon Foster may be somewhat new to the team, but she is by no means a real estate rookie!  A long term resident of the River Valley, in 2014 S...

Oct 24 18 minutes read

TGIF! The weekend is here -- and with it, LOTS of activities to enjoy with family and friends all over the Arkansas River Valley. Have plans for the weekend? If you are looking for something to do, we have your go-to list every week right here on our blog! Here is what's happening this weekend in the Arkansas River Valley.

Whatever your plans, have a blessed weekend! Spend it with someone you love

#ItsMoreThanRealEstate


Friday, October 25, 2019



Fall Carnival

Friday, October 25, 2019, from 5 - 8pm
Xtreme Paintball and Laser Tag
Hosted by Xtreme Paintball and Laser Tag

Xtreme Paintball and Laser Tag is hosting a Fall Carnival in downtown Russellville October 25th and 26th. The Carnival will be located in the parking lot of the Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts store at 201 N. Denver. Renee will have her cotton candy and we will try to have laser tag as well. We will have funnel cake and corn dogs along with the rides. Below are a couple of the rides. Come and see us!


Boo at the Zoo 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019, thru November 1, 2019, from 6 pm to 9 pm
Little Rock Zoo 1 Zoo Dr, Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
Hosted by  Little Rock Zoo

It's Little Rock's favorite time of year—Boo At The Zoo! 


We've been doing this for 28 years, and this year we have better candy, better events, and better Boo for you! Join us for Little Rock's most loved Halloween tradition—costume contests, candy stations, family activities, and a beer garden for adults. 


It will be spooky fun for everyone. So come, enjoy the traditional Boo activities as well as new ones... come love the Zoo, and come love Boo at the Zoo!


Friday, October 25 

  Theme: Wizards and Witches

  Band: Darn Country Band


Saturday, October 26  

  Theme: Star Wars

  Band: Darn Country Band

Sunday, October 27 

  Theme: Jungle Wild

  Band: Christine DeMeo

Monday, October 28  

  Theme: Frogs & FairyTales

  Band: Christine DeMeo

Tuesday, October 29  

  Theme: 80s Night & Stanger Things

  Band: A and B Live

Wednesday, October 30  

  Theme: Hero Night

  Band: Bree Ogden Band

Thursday, October 31  

  Theme: Free for All!

  Band: Monster Boy

Friday, November 1  

   Theme: Skeletons

   Band: A and B Live


Member Presale Ticket Price $8.00 

Non-Member Presale Ticket Price $10.00 

Regular Gate Admission Ticket Price for Members $13.00 

Regular Gate Admission Ticket Non-Members $15.00


Proceeds from ticket sales for Boo at the Zoo benefit the Little Rock Zoo. Thank you for your support!


Game Night

Friday, October 25, 2019, from 5 - 7 pm
Dog Ear Books, 301 W Main St., Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by Dog Ear Books

Every Friday excluding Art Walk we will have Game Night from 5-7 pm. You can bring your own games or play ours. It is for any and all ages and free!

Zombie is back.

Friday, October 25, 2019, from 5 PM – 10 PM
Hourglass Escape Rooms 2606 West Main Street, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by Hourglass Escape Rooms  

During the month of October on Friday and Saturday nights starting at 5:00 pm, our Zombie will be back in our Pandemic room. The cost will be $15.00 per player. Space is limited. Don't miss your chance to save the world. Call 479-567-1068 to book your adventure. 

James and the Giant Peach

October 25, 26, 27, 2019 from 7 - 8:15 pm
The Center for the Arts 2209 S Knoxville Ave, Russellville, Arkansas 72802
Hosted by The Center for the Arts 

Russellville High School's Cyclone Theatre presents Roald Dahl's fantastical tale of a boy, his insect friends, and their amazing journey across the ocean on a giant piece of fruit!


There are 4 performances to choose from!


 

Tech Discount Night

Friday, October 25, 2019, from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
River Valley Spooker 6900 US Hwy 64 W, Russellville, Arkansas 72802
Hosted by River Valley Spooker

Show your Tech student ID and get $10 admission to the most terrifying haunted house in the River Valley!!

Spook you soon ATU💚💛💚💛

Halloween Carnival

Friday, October 25, 2019, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm
St. John Catholic Church 1900 West Main Street, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by St. John Catholic Church 

Celebrate All Souls Eve at our parish Halloween Carnival for youth of all ages. 





Saturday, October 26, 2019





2019 Fall Festival and Chili Cookoff

Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 9am - 5pm
Main Street Russellville
Hosted by Main Street Russellville

Join us in RUssellville Downtown for vendors, art, music, food, children's costume contest, 5K, Tour de Pumplin, pie contest, and chili cookoff! Admission is free. 




Pope County Farmer's Market

Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 8 am to 1 pm
Russellville Downtown, 320 W C St, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by Kuroki Bakery: Artisan Breads and Pastries and 7 others

Depot Park hosts the 2019 Farmer's Market! Farm vendors will have a large selection of farm-raised produce, meat, eggs, and honey. Other vendors will have excellent artisan baked goods, home-baked items, jams and jellies, and an assortment of crafts.


Halloween Pizza Party

Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 12 pm to 3:00 pm
Southern Backwoods Creations in Dover 9 n Elizabeth St, Dover, Arkansas
Hosted by  Southern Backwoods Creations 

pizza, cupcakes, candy, drink, and have fun painting your own trick or treat bag  it will be $7.00 per child


Fall Mini Sessions @ Brayberry Farm

Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 10am to 12noon
Brayberry Farm 2037 Lee Mountain Rd, Dover, Arkansas 72837
Hosted by Lyndsay C. Photography 

What does the session include?


15 Min Session

15 Digital Portraits with print release 

Cost: $150+tax


*Retainer of $50 due at booking

remainder due the day of the session



Fall Fest Pictures in the Alley

Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 8 AM – 10:30 AM
The Alley 310 West B Street, Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by  Kurt Jones Photography and The Alley 

We'll be doing a Pictures in the Alley event during the morning of the Russellville Downtown Fall Festival on Saturday, October 26th from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM.  The cost is $5 per pose and includes a 5x7 print.  Additional prints, enlargements, canvas prints, and high-resolution digital images may also be purchased.  We'll also be doing them that evening as well from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM.  We hope to see you there!  #norulesinthealley


Halloween Party at Front Street Grill

Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 9 pm to 1 am
Front Street Bar & Grill 115 S. Front St., Russellville, Arkansas 72801
Hosted by  Front Street Grill 

Saturday, Oct 26th Front Street Grill's Halloween Costume Party with Unravelled rocking the house! Costume contest with cash prizes! $10 cover charge


2019 Tour de Pumpkin

Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 7am to 12pm
Main Street Russellville
Hosted by Tour de Pumpkin and Main Street Russellville

Come join us for the 23rd annual “TOUR de PUMPKIN” bike ride, the official ride of the Downtown Fall Festival. Started in 1992, Russellville’s DOWNTOWN FALL FESTIVAL & CHILI COOKOFF is a fun-filled street festival held each year on the last Saturday in October. All riders will receive a T-shirt and a FREE chili tasting kit.


Orr Auto Mall Trunk Orr Treat

Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 6 PM – 8 PM
Orr Auto Mall 3115 E Main St, Russellville, Arkansas 72802
Hosted by  AtomicDJs and Orr Auto Mall

Saturday night get ready for Jamie Jones and Point Remove and special guest Rockey Jones! Get there early for our bacon wrapped filet dinner for just $17.95!


Fall Fest (Dardanelle)

Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System 501 N Front St, Dardanelle, Arkansas 72834
Hosted by  Arkansas River Valley Regional Library System 

Fun for all ages! Games, Scavenger Hunt, Readings of "Click, Clack, Boo!" and "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown", Candy, Prizes and More!!! Costumes are encouraged!!!



Sunday, October 27, 2019



                              

Trunk or Treat

Sunday, October 27, 2019, from 5 PM – 7 PM
Journey Church 3001 East H St, Russellville, Arkansas 72802
Hosted by  Journey Church 

Join us for a good time outdoors with games, inflatables and lots of candy in the parking lot of Journey Church. Open to the general public. Feel free to dress up in costume!



Arkansas State Parks Events This Weekend



GRAB BAG ADVENTURES

Meeting Place:  Amphitheater
Friday, October 25, 2019, from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free

The diverse habitats around Lake Dardanelle State Park create many opportunities for discovery and exploration. Meet a park interpreter at the amphitheater to find out what is in her magic bag! We’ll play a little game to let you touch and feel your way around. Hints will be given, but you’ll be testing your sense of wildlife!

EAGLES MEASURE UP

Meeting Place: Grassy Area across from the Visitor Center
Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free

Bald eagles are incredible not only for their beauty and speed, but for their size as well. Join a park interpreter in the grassy area across from the visitor center to discover how you measure up to an eagle.

WHAT'S FOR LUNCH?

Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free
Meeting Place: Visitor Center 

We have 8,000 gallons of aquariums, filled with many of the fish species found in Lake Dardanelle. Join park staff in the visitor center as they feed the fish live food. See for yourself, what’s for lunch?

CRITTER CRUNCH

Meeting Place:  Visitor Center
Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 1:45 am - 2:00 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free

Lake Dardanelle’s diverse habitats provide homes for many creatures large and small. Join a park interpreter in the kid’s corner of the visitor center as she tells you about some of the smaller creatures. She will also feed these creatures; so come discover the small native wonders we have around us.

COSTUMED CRITTERS

Meeting Place: Amphitheater
Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free

Between the stories that are often told and the sometimes misleading appearances of the wildlife you may see in the park, it is easy to think they are something that they are not. Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater to discover the truth behind these costumed critters.

WILDLIFE HIKE

Meeting Place: Amphitheater
Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Lake Dardanelle State Park, 100 State Park Drive, Russellville, AR 72802, Phone: 479-967-5516
Admission: Free

You can explore nature at this park because Lake Dardanelle State Park’s diverse habitats sustain many living creatures. Meadowbrook Trail is home to many of these creatures. Join a park interpreter at the amphitheater and discover what animals call this area home and head down the trail to see how many creatures you can see or what traces of them we can find. 

FURBEARERS OF MOUNT NEBO STATE PARK

Meeting Place: Amphitheater
Saturday, October 26, 2019 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834  Phone: 479-229-3655 
Admission: Free

Join a park interpreter to discover what animals live here at Mount Nebo State Park and what their fur feels like! Learn what features the animals have that help them survive here at Mount Nebo State Park.

TERRIFIC TREES

Meeting Place: Amphitheater
Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834  Phone: 479-229-3655 
Admission: Free

At Mount Nebo State Park, you are never far from a tree. Do you know how to identify any of the trees you see? Join a park interpreter to discover some methods for identifying them!

FALL COLOR HIKE

Meeting Place: Summit Park Trailhead
Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834  Phone: 479-229-3655 
Admission: Free

Join a park interpreter to enjoy the gorgeous fall colors of Mount Nebo State Park. This moderately difficult hike will take participants on a small portion of the Rim Trail. Don’t forget to bring a camera to capture some of the scenery! Be sure to bring water and wear sturdy shoes.

OWLS: SUPERHEROES OF THE FOREST

Meeting Place: Amphitheater
Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834  Phone: 479-229-3655 
Admission: Free

Did you know owls had superpowers? They can see at night, and they even fight bad guys! Join a park interpreter to find out what else these super heroes are capable of!

HIKE TO NEBO SPRINGS

Meeting Place: Summit Park Trailhead
Sunday, October 27, 2019, from 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Mount Nebo State Park, 16728 West State Hwy. 155, Dardanelle, AR 72834  Phone: 479-229-3655 
Admission: Free

Join a park interpreter for a hike to Nebo Springs, one of the natural springs on Mount Nebo that was well known in the late 1800s and early 1900s during the Summit Park Hotel era. This strenuous, but enjoyable hike is approximately 1-mile long. Wear sturdy shoes, and bring plenty of water!


CEDAR FALLS OVERLOOK STROLL

Meeting Place: Cedar Falls Overlook Parking Area    
Friday, October 25, 2019, from 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm  
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free

Join Park Interpreter Carrie for this easy, handicap accessible, ¼-mile stroll. We will talk about some of the things that make Petit Jean State Park a special place, as well as enjoy the view of Cedar Falls from the overlook. Please bring water to drink.

SLEEPY HOLLOW HIKE

Meeting Place: Seven Hollows Parking Area  
Friday, October 25, 2019, from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm  
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free

Join Park Interpreter BT for a hike into the westernmost hollow, or canyon, of the Seven Hollows area. There we will hear a short version of Washington Irving’s story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” and find out if our hollow too “continues under the sway of some witching power.” This hike is moderate and follows uneven terrain. Please bring a flashlight for the walk out.

WINGS OVER THE RIVER VALLEY

Meeting Place: Visitors Center
Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free

Meet Park Interpreter BT to see what takes flight over this historic point. We may see vultures, hawks, or other birds, and it’s all a fun learning experience. The scenery is great too. Bring binoculars if you have them. If not, we will have a few available to borrow.

PETIT JEAN TRICK OR TREATING

Meeting Place: Amphitheater
Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free


FALL CAMPFIRE STORIES

Meeting Place: Amphitheater
Saturday, October 26, 2019, from 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free

Join the park interpreters for an evening of sitting around the campfire. While we enjoy the mountain air, we will be sharing some legends of the mountain, s’mores, and a good old-fashioned game of trivia. Bring a flashlight for the walk back to your car/campsite!  

COLORS AT THE CAVE

Meeting Place: Rock House Cave Parking Area
Sunday, October 27, 2019, from 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free

To know Petit Jean State Park, you must know Cedar Falls. Meet Park Interpreter Carrie at the breezeway of historic Mather Lodge to hike down to the foot of Arkansas’s most iconic waterfall! The Cedar Falls hike is a 2-mile round trip and is rated as strenuous. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring along plenty of water.

PETIT JEAN NATURE BINGO

Meeting Place: CCC Room at Mather Lodge
Sunday, October 27, 2019, from 11:00 am - 11:45 am
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free

Join Park Interpreter Carrie at the historic CCC Room at Mather Lodge for a fun game of Nature Bingo. As we play the game, we will learn more about the natural side of Petit Jean State Park. This program lasts about 45 minutes.

ROCK HOUSE CAVE HIKE

Meeting Place: Rock House Cave Parking Area
Sunday, October 27, 2019, from 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110 Phone: 501-727-5441 
Admission: Free

Meet Park Interpreter Ross to hike to the park’s archeology site, Rock House Cave. We will view American Indian rock art. Please wear sturdy shoes and bring along water.




That's it for this edition. All of us at the Tabatha Davis Team invite you to have a safe and fun weekend. Spend it with someone you love.

#ItsMoreThanRealEstate

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